Mutembo Nchito must resign, says Chipimo
National Restoration party president Elias Chipimo junior has joined fellow opposition leaders in calling for the resignation of the Director for Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito.
Mr Chipimo says it will only be moral for Mr. Nchito to resign as DPP to pave way for further investigations into the unpaid Development bank of Zambia loan which the defunct Zambian Airways acquired.
He says he is making the call not because he has personal fights with Mr. Nchito or the Post newspapers but because he is a citizen who is ready to stand for what he believes in.
Mr. Chipimo says it is a clear that Mr. Nchito, JNC holdings- a company which he owned jointly with his brother Nchima, and the post newspapers arranged finance from the Development bank of Zambia to shore up an airline they had invested in and of which the money has not yet been paid back.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Mr. Chipimo says the appointment of a tribunal by President Michael Sata to look into the action of the three suspended Judges is based upon a complaint from persons considered publicly to be close associates of the President.
He says the big question that should surround the move by the President is not whether he acted within the law or not but whether he used his powers appropriately.
Mr. Chipimo notes that if the president did not use his powers appropriately, the implications of such an action would be considered abuse of his power.
He says whatever the background of the President's decision, certain questions surrounding the sourcing of finances involving Mr. Nchito, the Post newspapers and the Development bank of Zambia need to be answered if the matter is to be resolved amicably.